THE SECOND POINT
ON THE ELECTION OE GRACE. ON GOOD AND EVIL.
.1. God is from eternity alone all. His essence
divides itself into three eternal distinctions. One
is the fire-world, the second the * dark world, and
the third the light-world. And yet they are but
one essence, one in another; but one is not the
2. The three distinctions are alike eternal and
without bounds, and confined in no time nor place.
Each distinction shuts itself in itself in a being;
and its qualification is in accordance with its pro-
perty, and in its qualification is also its desire, as
the centrum naturae.
3. And the desire is its making, for desire makes
being where there is none, and that in the essence
of the desire, according to the property of the
desire. And all is together only a Magia, or a
hunger after being.
4. Each form makes being in its desire ; and
each form fulfils itself out of the mirror of its
brightness, and has its seeing in its own mirror.